Thomas Love Peacock Quotes

A book that furnishes no quotations is, me judice, no book—it is a plaything.
Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866), British author. Dr. Folliot, in Crotchet Castle, ch. 9 (1831).
Respectable means rich, and decent means poor. I should die if I heard my family called decent.
Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866), British author. Lady Clarinda, in Crotchet Castle, ch. 3 (1831).
Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horsepond.
Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866), British author. Melincourt, ch. 7 (1817).
The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity.
Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866), British author. Melincourt, ch. 24 (1817).